8.5% ABV, 38 IBU
Pale malt, malted wheat, and corn flakes
Magnum, Bravo and Amarillo hops
You can't help but love this beer right from the start. This is a classy, old-fashioned label with a gorgeous color scheme. The beer pours a bright golden straw color, hazy, with a thick Belgian-style head deserving of a traditional Farmhouse Ale - which leaves some fine lacing behind, like grandma's best doily.
At 38 IBU, it may be slightly more hoppy than a traditional Belgian or French farmhouse ale, but it integrates and balances the beer well. The use of Amarillo hops lends a great floral, fruity character without overwhelming the flavor profile or seeming out-of-place. I don't use the term "perfect beer" lightly. But Boulevard seemed to get this one right on all levels - and whether by intention or just dumb luck - all the details are there.